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Dr. Paul Mickle, Co-Director of the Northern Gulf Institute, moderates the Mississippi Sound Coalition Scientific Research Forum

How Much is Too Much? Scientists Show Freshwater "Tipping Points" for MS Sound

March 25, 2024 - The Mississippi Sound Coalition, which seeks to restore the Sound and the seafood and tourism economies that depend on it, hosted a public forum on March 14, 2024, to present research that evaluates impacts ...
Bluefin tuna grow slowly, taking about 8 years to reach maturity, and can reach up to 13 feet long and 2,000 pounds.

Researchers and Fishing Community Tackle Bluefin Tuna Bycatch

March 7, 2024 - Marine animals that are unintentionally hooked on or entangled in fishing gear are called bycatch. Though usually released, these animals are often injured or die, which reduces the potential to replenish ...
A visualization that displays clusters representing marine microplastics concentration classifications around the world

Inside NOAA's Marine Microplastics Global Database

February 15, 2024 - Data-driven decisions are what everyone wants, but to glean useful insights from data that can inform decisions, the data must be accessible, trustworthy, comprehensive, and meaningfully organized. There ...
The IMLGS is a resource that enables scientists and other users to discover and access geological data and material

A One-Stop-Shop for Geological Sample Data Collected from the World's Oceans and Lakes

November 23, 2023 - Most of the Earth is covered by water, with five large ocean basins covering more than 70% of its surface. These basins and the earth beneath are the realm of marine geologists, who play a critical role ...
Dr. Boniface Fosum, Photo by Mississippi State GeoSciences Department

Boniface Fosu Receives GRP Award to Assess Risks from Tropical Cyclone Impacts on Energy Facilities

November 15, 2023 - The Gulf Research Program recently announced four projects selected to receive a total of $5.9 million for research that improves our understanding of the effects of climate change on environmental hazards ...
Raspet's TigerShark carries a complex camera payload as it flies above the Mississippi Pearl River in Leake County to capture images of its banks. Raspet's Tiger is operating as a chase aircraft for this UAS operation.

River Mapping Advances Improvements in Flood Warnings and Mitigation

October 16, 2023 - Research led by the Northern Gulf Institute (NGI), a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Cooperative Institute, that simulates existing river conditions using data-driven models supported ...
The Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System (HAFS) moving nest" Model.

NGI Research Contributes to NOAA's Improved Hurricane Forecasting Capabilities

September 25, 2023 - This summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched a new Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System (HAFS) to run alongside existing models for the 2023 season before replacing ...
July 22 – 28, 2023 Shelf-wide Hypoxia Monitoring Cruise. Image from the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia2 website.

2023 Hypoxia Monitoring Results Featured in Press Releases and Media Event

August 8, 2023 - Scientists completed and published results from their 2023 annual survey expedition that monitors hypoxia or low oxygen in the northern Gulf of Mexico adjacent to the Mississippi River. The National Oceanic ...
NGI and NCEI participants at the GOMA All Hands include (Top L to R) Clint Edrington and Angela Sallis speaking with an ESRI representative during the Tools Cafe Ebenezer Nyadjro sharing information with a meeting attendee. (Bottom L to R) Ebenezer Nyadjro, Angela Sallis, Julie Bosch, Jonathan Jackson, Sharon Mesick, and Clint Edrington gather at the NOAA display.

NGI and NOAA Partners at 2023 GOMA All Hands Meeting

July 20, 2023 - More than 450 people representing state and federal agencies, academia, non-profits, and industry gathered in Austin, TX for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) All Hands meeting June 26-29, 2023. Of those ...
: A month after an EF-4 tornado hit Rolling Fork, Miss., the intersection of Locus Street and Robert Morganfield Way is blocked off from traffic, Wednesday, April 26, 2023.  Photo by Barbara Gauntt, Clarion Ledger

MSU's Dyer Offers Expertise on Why Mississippi is Seeing More Tornadoes, Hail and Flooding

July 7, 2023 - 'You get stronger cold fronts coming down and they cause stronger storms. So, we're getting more of these extremes.' Blinding rain, hail, tornadoes and periods of bitter cold in Mississippi; if you feel ...